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  Words related to descend

Related / Similar Words: fall, settle, go down, come down, condescend, deign, derive, come

 

Definition:
  • come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell";
  • move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again";
  • do something that one considers to be below one''s dignity;
  • come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins";

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    See Also: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

     

    Hyponyms: prolapse, rappel, abseil, rope down, unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down, avalanche, roll down, dive, plunge, plunk, set, go down, go under, decline, slump, correct, precipitate, sink, subside, crash, flop, tumble, topple, drop, plop, pitch, alight, climb down, settle, pounce, swoop, drip, cascade, cascade down

     

    Grouped Verbs: fall, hail, come, derive

     

    Derivational Morphology: fall, descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation, line, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock, descendant, descendent, derivation

     

     
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